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From the Star-K website: Utensils require tevila without a brocha when the dishes or vessels are made from glazed china, bone china, stoneware, corning ware, or porcelain enamel. Other vessels requiring tevila without a brocha include: Utensils made from a combination of materials, e.g. metal pots coated with teflon or enamel... From the Kof-K ...


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You should have a bigger, nicer meal. (Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 419) Add hallel in davening and ya'aleh v'yavoh in Shmoneh Esrei and bentching. (SA OC 422 and 424) Some women have the custom of not doing melacha. (SA OC 417) Other than that, not really.


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וַאֲמַרְתֶּם כֹּה לֶחָי וְאַתָּה שָׁלוֹם וּבֵיתְךָ שָׁלוֹם וְכֹל אֲשֶׁר-לְךָ שָׁלוֹם: - שמואל א כה:ו "and thus ye shall say: All hail! and peace be both unto thee, and peace be to thy house, and peace be unto all that thou hast." - Samuel 2:25:6 אמר רבא: פשיטא לי נר ביתו ונר חנוכה נר ביתו עדיף משום שלום ביתו; נר ביתו וקידוש היום נר ביתו עדיף משום שלום ...


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Seffer Chassidim #1038 quotes Koheles 6 11 that there are many things which increase hevel, and explains it to mean someone who raises birds for pleasure, adding what he spends on them he should rather give to the poor. Mekor chessed there brings similar points, and sends to Tzavaas Rabi Tehuda Hachasid 53 and his own notes there. In that note he quotes ...


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While a Cohen must be fastidious regarding ritual purity, there are discrete limits to how far we require them to go. Generally, we prohibit them from engaging in activities in which contact with tumas meis would be inevitable (see discussions on a Cohen attending medical school). There is no inevitability to someone dying in their apartment building. ...


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The basic answer is that not only may you, but you must return to where you ate if you can. Practical Halacha says After eating or drinking the required amounts, you may say bracha achrona (including birkat ha'mazon) as long as: You are still satiated after having been hungry and eaten, OR You were not satiated after eating and it is less ...


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Not only may he bentch, according to many Rishonim he has to bentch before he can continue eating (as opposed to the opinion of the other Rishonim, that he may continue eating when he returns without bentching first, and bentch when he is done). Rambam Hilchos Berachos 4:3: היה אוכל בבית זה ופסק סעודתו והלך לבית אחר. או שהיה אוכל וקראהו חבירו לדבר עמו ...


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The Mishna (Brachot 9:3) lists building a new house right alongside buying new clothes, and thus (as ruled in ShA OC 223:3-5), if the house is just for you you should recite a Shehechiyanu blessing, and if the house is shared with others you'd recite HaTov VeHaMeitiv, just as you would with new clothes. (Of course you should CYLOR to verify how this Halacha ...


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The Aruch Hashulchan in סימן תקס - לעשות זכר לחורבן is very explicit: ו''כנגד הפתח'' הוא כנגד ממש, כגון אם הפתח במזרח – צריך לעשות דווקא בכותל מערב. ומי שעושה בכותל שהפתח שם, למעלה מהפתח – אינו כלום.‏ He says it has to be directly opposite the front door. (Right now I can't find it, but I know there's an opinion that says one can put it above the ...


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The specific brochos in Birchas HaShachar are related to those things that are equally essential to all am yisroel. They are not personal brochos. Therefore one would make the brocha "sh'asah li kol tzarchi" on wearing shoes, even if they are not wearing shoes that day. On the other hand, on tisha b'av, when klal Yisrael is not wearing shoes, we dont make ...



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